The Resource Just a journalist : on the press, life, and the spaces between, Linda Greenhouse

Just a journalist : on the press, life, and the spaces between, Linda Greenhouse

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Just a journalist : on the press, life, and the spaces between
Title
Just a journalist
Title remainder
on the press, life, and the spaces between
Statement of responsibility
Linda Greenhouse
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this timely book, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter trains an autobiographical lens on a moment of remarkable transition in American journalism. Just a few years ago, the mainstream press was wrestling with whether labeling waterboarding as torture violated important norms of neutrality and objectivity. Now, major American newspapers regularly call the president of the United States a liar. Clearly, something has changed as the old rules of "balance" and "two sides to every story" have lost their grip. Is the change for the better? Will it last? In Just a Journalist, Linda Greenhouse--who for decades covered the U.S. Supreme Court for The New York Times--tackles these questions from the perspective of her own experience. A decade ago, she faced criticism from her own newspaper and much of journalism's leadership for a speech to a college alumnae group in which she criticized the Bush administration for, among other things, seeking to create a legal black hole at Guantánamo Bay--two years after the Supreme Court itself had ruled that the detainees could not be hidden away from the reach of federal judges who might hear their appeals. One famous newspaper editor expressed his belief that it was unethical for a journalist to vote, because the act of choosing one candidate over another could compromise objectivity. Linda Greenhouse disagrees. Calling herself "an accidental activist," she raises urgent questions about the role journalists can and should play as citizens, even as participants, in the world around them.--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Greenhouse, Linda
Dewey number
174/.907
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The William E. Massey Sr. lectures in American studies
Series volume
2015
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greenhouse, Linda
  • Greenhouse, Linda
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Reporters and reporting
  • United States
Label
Just a journalist : on the press, life, and the spaces between, Linda Greenhouse
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boundaries: an accidental activist -- Habits: writing the truth in the Age of Trump -- Changes: coming home
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xiii, 169 pages
Isbn
9780674980334
Lccn
2017013621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981965254
  • 1574424
  • (OCoLC)ocn981965254
Label
Just a journalist : on the press, life, and the spaces between, Linda Greenhouse
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boundaries: an accidental activist -- Habits: writing the truth in the Age of Trump -- Changes: coming home
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xiii, 169 pages
Isbn
9780674980334
Lccn
2017013621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981965254
  • 1574424
  • (OCoLC)ocn981965254

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